WANT // Straw Saddle Bag by SOPHIE HULME


The world's ocean floor is increasingly becoming covered in plastic -- plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic rings, and plastic straws. Sophie Hulme cleverly incorporated a gold-plated straw into her structure saddle bag,  Because a woman's bag should be as practical as possible.

8" lLength x 7" Height x 3.5" Width
Leather. Made in Italy.  
Available at ssense.com


MOMENT OF // Pink Eye Gloss

DECO // Gold Rim Glassware by ANTHROPOLOGIE


Hand made in the Czech Republic, this 24 K gold rim stemless glassware come in the palest shade of pink.

Gilded Rim Stemless Glass
Available at anthropologie.com


NEED // Glitter Sparkling Wine


What happens when you mix wine + glitter + giving back? One Hope. With aromas of fresh green apple, nectarine, and a hint of baked bread, succulent peach, sweet berries and pear, this California Brut Sparkling Wine is self-equipped with the most important ingredient for having fun: glitter.  Part of a collection of sparkling vinos in different glitter colors, this semi-dry wine is best paired with scallops, halibut chips with a cilantro aioli, or a lemon tart.

But the fun doesn't stop there.  Each bottle contributes to help for a variety of causes including breast cancer, bullying and hunger.  To date they have helped raise $2 Million in donations, provided 46,000 people with global health care, 18,000 forever homes for sheltered animals, 1.1 Million meals for children, and 43,000 vaccines worldwide.

It's glitterally the gift that keeps on giving.

Glitter California  Brut Sparkling Wine by ONE HOPE
750 ml // 11% alc.
Sweetness: Off-Dry //Body: Medium //Acidity: Balanced
Collection: Pink Chardonnay, Red Pinot Noir, Rainbow Champagne
Available at onehopewine.com

MOMENT OF // Metal Eye Liner

MAISON // Allen Key House


Located in Sydney's leafy North Shore, the Allen Key House is a renovation by architect Prineas of a 1930's California-style bungalow.  The rear addition is connected to the original structure via a small link, distinguishing between the old and new. The link creates two internal courtyards that serve as a study with ensuite.

Photography: Chris Warnes


LOVE // Eye Buy Direct


Eye Buyer Direct was founded in 2005 with a firm, diplomatic approach to eyewear: Everyone deserves the right to afford better vision with good design.  With jaw-dropping prices starting at $6 for a complete pair of glasses (yes, you read that right -- six dollars) with an average up to $70 per pair, Eye Buy Direct's vertically integrated manufacturing process strives to offer the best price for the best design.  Today, they offer more than 1,000 frames in colors, materials, and styles that fit every preference.

Visit eyebuydirect.com


St-Andrews-By-The-Sea // The Algonquin


We arrived at St-Andrews-By-The-Sea, New Brunswick, just as news broke out that USA Today had rated the seaside town as the #1 place to vacation in Canada.  Opened in 1889 as Canada's first seaside resort, the Algonquin was recently renovated with a whopping $40 Million budget -- and it definitely shows.  Meticulously restored to its original glamour, the interior is decorated with a mix of art deco and local hand-crafted items, such as large fish sculptures made entirely of beer cans.  The rooms are luxurious with every modern amenity, and the hotel front side is wrapped in a veranda with immaculate views of the Fundy Bay.  But best of all, when you enter the Algonquin you are immediately greeted by their resident black labrador, Shelly.  Yup, that's right -- you can bring your furry friend, too.

184 Adolphus Street 
St.Andrews by-the-Sea
New Brunswick, Canada 

(855) 529-8693


MOMENT OF // Dotted Nails

PEI // Fishies On The Roof


By far the best place in Charlottetown for an afternoon cocktail under the sun is the rooftop bar, Fishies On The Roof.  Part of the street-level gastropub, Fishbones, the sprawling rooftop terrace has several hang out zones on three levels, a full bar, and edited menu offering their 'best of' from downstairs.  But you'll have to earn y0ur drink: the climb is a long three flights of stairs, but with lots of encouragement along the way in the form of 'almost there' and 'fishies comin' up' sings on your way up.

136 Richmond Street 
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1 (902) 628-6569

WANT // Black Crystal One Piece by CUPSHE


This double-poly-spandex one-piece swimsuit hugs your curves and sucks you in -- in all the right places.  With a scalloped neckline and retro straps, happy customers keep snapping them up in multiples.  At only $35 CAD a pop, it's no wonder.


NEED // Blue Crystal Heel Pumps by DRIES VAN NOTEN fw/17

OBSESSED // Ceramic Chandelier by HELLOOOW


Hellooow Handmade works with a team of HIV affected ladies to produce hand rolled ceramic beads from a recycled paper clay. The beads are kiln fired and then hand strung onto a wrought iron framework, creating gorgeous chandeliers in a variety of designs and sizes.  All custom-ordered.


MONTREAL // Bar George


The re-opening of the former gentleman's club has been a lengthy process.  Born from Toronto's Oliver & Bonacini restuarant group (Canoe, Bannock), the building was acquired in 2006 and then shuttered the private club in 2011 when work began on the transformation.  

This Renaissance Revival House is the main focus of the building, with a 12-level annex added in the back to accommodate parking and hotel rooms. The main bar area is very British and majestic.  All of the rooms are heavily wood paneled with warm lighting, creepy dark paintings, plush seating, lots of gold.   

The menu has an extensive offering of whiskies, gins and various and sundry liquors.  The 200-seat restaurant is very English with “Québécois humour” -- meaning: Scotch eggs with St-Canut porcelet and turnip rémoulade, a crumpet with Earl Grey salmon, kipper butter, and rollmops (pickled herring), as well as veal cheek and kidney pie with stout, wild mushrooms, sweet peas, and kohlrabi.

1440 Drummond Street
Montreal, QC H3G 1V9
(514) 699-9243

BEAUTY // Melania Eyes

NEED / Zadig & Voltaire BOOTIES


Much like raccoons, I like sparkly things.  Even better when they are attached to things I can wear.  I do this a lot, clearly, with #Brose.  But Zadig & Voltaire does it differently, and in the case of these ankle-cow-boy-booties -- made with a whole bunch of other stuff (metal wings, suede patches gold metal back zips, snake embossing) -- my rule still feels good.  Really good.

Available at zadig-et-voltaire.com

BEAUTY // gold + silver metallic EYES

NOSEY // Mademoiselle J12 Watch by CHANEL


Black lacquer dial. Silhouette of Mademoiselle CHANEL's arms indicate hours and minutes.  So goes the description on the Chanel site.  And the price of a cool $7,200 -- THAT, and the fact that it is a limited edition of 555 pieces.

But here are some other Coco-cool things about this update to the original 2000 uni-sex ceramic watch: A mechanical, self-winding mechanism movement with a 42-hour power reserve; Water resistant up to 200 meters; Steel caseback set with one brilliant-cut diamond, a steel bracelet, and triple-folding buckle; Available in black or white.

Currently available on Chanel.com on a by request basis, although rumor has it you can expect it sometime soon chez Colette.

get // OUT

MOMENT OF // Glossy Lips